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Concert was awesome. I am not a concert goer (I've been to maybe three?), which made it really exciting for me, and I had an unbelievably good time. What I found most noticeable was how insanely friendly every single person we dealt with was, whether it was the staffers, the parking attendants, the firemen, or the crowd. Imagine the most stereotypical NIN fan you possibly can, and they were all there - but so were kids, grandmas, goth queens, hippies, and everyone else. Not a single person was anything other than unfailingly polite, and no one looked twice at anyone else, regardless of platform wedges, leather bodysuits, chained piercings...or giant white boots (unlike when you're, say, shopping in Anthropologie). What a great experience.
They played a lot of great music. Explosions in the Sky opened, who I like, but it was the wrong crowd and the wrong venue, which was too bad. I don't think I could pick a favorite moment. At first I would have said "Terrible Lie," which they played early on, but then they played "Survivalism," which was absolutely perfect, and then they played "Wish" and everyone get to yell 'fist fuck' as loudly as possible. But I'm not sure that you can top thousands of voices, all crying out at once: "head like a hole!"